Monday to Friday
Museum: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Box Office: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Closed Wednesdays until Victoria Day

Saturday and Sunday
Museum: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Box Office: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Special hours & closures…

Admission (includes tax)
Adults: $17.50 | Seniors: $16.50
Students: $13.00 | Youth: $11.00
Family rate: $48.50
Children 5 and under: Free
Members: Free
Parking is always free!


There are many ways to explore Ottawa’s most unique historical site:

  • Take part in a guided tour;
  • Explore this 100,000 square foot labyrinth on your own; or,
  • Borrow a free audio guide.


3929 Carp Road
Carp, Ontario, Canada
K0A 1L0

Special Events

Easter at the Bunker! | March 31

The secret is out… the Easter Bunny will be making a stop at the Diefenbunker Museum over Easter weekend! You’re invited to explore the Bunker with a unique twist on your typical Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets must be purchased on Eventbrite in...

Marc Adornato’s Ruined Landscapes Vernissage

Local Sponsors for Ruined Landscapes Join us for Marc Adornato's Ruined Landscapes Vernissage, on Thursday April 5, 2018, from 7 - 9 pm, in the Allard Gallery of the Diefenbunker. EVENT TICKETS: Free. Tickets must be reserved in advance through...

March Break Programming | March 3 – 16

When: March 3rd to 16 - Programming offered from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm daily in the Allard Gallery (400 Level) Description: Learn all about becoming a spy at the Diefenbunker this break. Test your skills in our laser course, make and break secret codes, and create your...

Punk Night at the Bunker | March 3

The Diefenbunker Museum + Long and McQuade present…PuNk NiGhT aT tHe vAuLt! Ever wonder what happens in a nuclear fallout shelter after hours? There will be loud music, lots of paint AND crafts to take home/wear. Pizza, drinks and a silent auction (with mad wicked...

March Break Spy Camp | March 12 – 16

March Break spy training for young campers. Children ages 7 to 11 go undercover at the Diefenbunker and return home having mastered the skills of real secret agents! As Bunker Agents, they learn the art of espionage, develop disguises, make and break codes, create and...

Did you know?

The Diefenbunker was one of the locations for the 2002 movie “The Sum of All Fears” featuring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman – which was an espionage thriller based on Tom Clancy’s novel.

Escape the Diefenbunker

“You are on the final guided tour of the day, when you and your friends duck into a room and hide so that you can spend a night at the museum. You soon discover that it is not a museum at all. It is actually a cover for an enemy spy organization.” How do you escape? Read more

Fun Fact

All the toilets inside the Diefenbunker are mounted on a one-inch, hard rubber pad and have flexible connections to the main system, in order to reduce the risk of disconnection.

The Diefenbunker is proud to have been selected as part of the outstanding collection of Canadian Signature Experiences in Canada by the CTC.

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